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Procedures:

Rule 9.6 is the most severe penalty in the rulebook.  The following is a list of procedures and guidelines that should be followed when making this judgment: 

1.   Ensure the match penalty is properly recorded on all copies of the game sheet.  After the game, keep the white copy of the game sheet. 

2.   Make sure the number and name of player/coach are correct and legible on the game sheet.

3.   Make a few notes on the incident at the arena before you leave (while things are still fresh in your mind).

4.   Phone Match Penalty Coordinator  when you arrive at home.  It is imperative that we speak within 12 hours of the incident.

5.   Complete the Hockey Alberta Match Penalty on Official Report.  This includes completing ALL sections of the Match Penalty Report and preparing a detailed description of the incident, preferably typed or clearly printed.

6.   Fax or deliver the report with the game sheet to Match Penalty Coordinator and confirm with a follow up phone call to ensure all the details have been received and clear up any questions at that time, all within 24 hours of the incident.

7.   Make yourself available for a hearing if one is necessary.

Here are the rules pertaining to a Match Penalty on an Official:

Rule 9.6
(a)   Any player or team official who threatens or attempts to strike a Referee, Linesman, or any Off-ice Official; before during or after a game shall be assessed a Match penalty and shall be reported to the President by the Referee.

Consider the following: 

Was this verbal abuse (rule 9.2) or an actual threat?  Did you believe that the person involved was really going to meet you in the parking lot and do you believe they were going to harm you?


(b)  Any player or team official who intentionally touches, holds or pushes a Referee, Linesman, or Off-ice Official: before, during or after a game shall be assessed a Match penalty and shall be reported to the president by the Referee.

Consider the following:

 Make sure that the player or team official knew that it was an official that they were intentionally getting involved with.

(c)  Any player or team official who deliberately strikes, trips or body checks a Referee, Linesman, or Off-ice Official; before during or after a game shall be assessed a Match Penalty and shall be reported to the President by the Referee. Such player or team official may be suspended for one year or more.

Consider the following:

Please ensure the player’s or team official’s intent.  Did they mean to hit you, or were they just trying to get at another player?  Make sure your description describes the intent of the person involved.

Rule 9.7
A Match penalty shall be assessed any player or team official who deliberately spits on or at: an opponent, official, team official or spectator.  The referee shall report full details of the incident to the President.

Consider the following:

Was this an accident or did the person involved look at you then spit.  Report only incidents were an official was spit on.

If you have any questions regarding an incident or the procedure please give Colin Hackett a call or email him.

   

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